- Danhostel Ribe (HI), Ribe
Green key eco-certified rustic hostel located in Denmark's oldest
town, close to the Viking centre, medieval architecture and the
Wadden Sea national park. Features a raft of low impact features
including energy management, organic food, low water use toilets
- Sleep in Green,
- Sets out to be the alternative
place to stay in Copenhagen, with minimum impact on the environment.
Includes organic breakfast, use of enviromental friendly cleaning
products, recycling, renewable energy and grey water for flushing
Eramajat, Aska -http://www.aska.fi
- Wilderness lodging in a solid,
wooden, red blockhouse in the heart of Finland. Member of ECEAT
(European Center for Eco Agro Tourism). Activities include hiking
in the wild forests, canoeing, fishing, swimming, cycling, sauna
and smoke sauna bathing in a crystal clear lakeside, a few steps
steps from the lodgings.
A beautifully situated hostel surrounded by epic mountain views.
Great for skiing, hiking and fishing. The hostel is incredibley
eco friendly - notably producing its own power from a hydro electric
generator amongst other measures. 19 Beds.
A small hostel overlooking picturesque Bergen on the Norwegian
coast. The hostel is part of the Eco Lighthouse program, aimed
at minimising environmental impacts.
- Preikestolhytta:Pulpit Pock, Stavanger -http://www.preikestolhytta.no
youth and family hostel set in beautiful cabin
overlooking the Lyse Fjord in Starvanger. A new eco cabin is
being built for opening in late 2008.
- City Backpackers, Stockholm
One of Stockholm's most popular and centrally located backpackers.
All the usual features and a sauna. The hostel has an environmentally
friendly policy including recycling, renewable energy and efficient
Hostel, Stockholm Arlanda
- This has to be the most environmentally
friendly jumbo jet -it goes nowhere now! However it does form
the basis of the most unusal hostel located at Arlanda Airport
which is located in a worn out Boing 747 200 which offers 72
beds (three per room), broadband and flat screen tv -all just
15 minutes walk from the terminals.
itself as Sweden's most primitive hotel -stay in a forest hut
-you are provided with firewood, matches, sheepskin blanks and
primitive cooking facilities. Bring warm clothing!
- Tvetagarden , Södertälje -http://www.tvetagarden.nu/
- Owners Kaj and Malin work to
decrease the environmental load of the hostel as much as possible,
with measures including electricity from wind power and a Bedrock
Heat Pump, water saving taps, eco-labelled cleaning agents, recycling.
They also run a hybrid car and lend out bicycles.
- Hostelling International -http://www.hostel.is
- Any HI Hostels which fulfil
certain environmental criteria are rated as Green Hostels and
and are entitled to use the HI environmental logo. At the time
of review, ten hostels hold the Green Hostel logo; Reykjavík,
Grundarfjördur, Ytra Lón, Húsey, Seydisfjördur,
Berunes, Laugarvatn, Ósar, Kópasker and Hvoll.
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